Euphorbia: Beautiful And Original




The spurge is a plant quite original, both for its flowering that for its foliage.

It is surprising in the spring and the rest of the year, especially when the foliage is persistent.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Type: Perennial

: 40 to 120 cm
Exposure: Sunny and half-shade
Ground: Ordinary

: Persistent or deciduous by region
Flowering: May to July

Planting the spurge:

The planting of the spurge takes place in autumn, in order to favor rooting before winter and thus the recovery in the spring.

You can also plant it untilin spring but avoiding periods of freezing. If you plant in the spring it will provide a more regular watering the first year.

  • The soil must be well drained.
  • leafy dreads the soils too richit is therefore useless to amend the earth with fertilizer.
  • Avoid moving euphorbia because they do not like it.
  • Each variety of spurge has different characteristics and needs that vary from one to the other. So inquire when buying if it prefers a cool, wet soil, a very sunny exposure or a light shade...

Here are some interesting varieties with distinct peculiarities.


Varieties of euphorbia and exposure:

For a dry and sunny situation, we prefer theEuphorbia Characias or Euphorbia Blackbord.

In case of light shade, choose theEuphorbia palustris or Swamp spurgeshe also likes fresh soil.

If you fear cold winters and frosts, you can plant theEuphorbia griffithii because it resists up to -15°.

Finally, if you want an easy growing spurge, choose thespider amygdaloid var Robbiae.

Euphorbia in pot:

It is quite possible to grow your euphorbia in pot. It's even an interesting idea to adorn your terraces and balconies.

  • Choose for this a container pierced at the bottom for drainage
  • Plant the spurge in a mold universal, plantation or horticultural.
  • Avoid situations that are too hot, partial shade is even recommended.
  • More regular watering is recommended with mulching at the foot of the spurge.
  • Water as soon as the soil is dry because in pots the soil dries up much faster.

Size and maintenance of the spurge:

Once installed, the spurge is considered a very easy plant maintenance and requires very little care.

Remove the flowers as they fade and protect your hands latex because it causes skin inflammation.

  • At the end of the season, fall back to fall in the fall if it freezes in your area.
  • Always protect yourself with gloves because the latex is toxic
  • If you want the plant to sprout itself, do not touch it!

Euphorbias do not like to be moved so choose the right place to plant them right from the start.

To know about the spurge:

Euphorbia: beautiful and original: plant

Euphorbia is a pretty perennial, complex and original. It has a large number of speciesthere is more than 2300. The only thing that all euphorbia have in common is the production of latex, both irritating and toxice.

This is how we find it in the form perennial, annual, bisanuelle and even sometimes in the shrub form.

It needs a favorable climate to keep its foliage during the 4 seasons.

Its development is fast and important, which makes it a excellent ground cover.

Finally, if its tart color surprises you in the spring, know that this plant is of interest throughout the year when the foliage persists.

  • This plant is preferably planted in solid and on the border.

Smart advice about the spurge:

We can use flowers in bouquet, it is very decorative.

For all handling, use gloves because all parts of the spurge are toxic.

To read also:

  • Multiply your euphorbia by division of a tuft


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